As East coasters brace for Hurricane Irene, Texas Killing Fields teases its October release with a tempestuous promotional poster. The Debt’s Sam Worthington and Jessica Chastain (who is having a big year with featured roles in Tree of Life and The Help) star in this gritty crime thriller about a murder investigation that pairs a local cop from the Texas bayou with a big city cop from New York. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chloe Grace Moretz co-star. Opens October 7, 2011. View the trailer here.
Paramount’s Footloose is also slated to dance into theaters this October — though on the 14th. And surprisingly, early word on this remake has been positive! Kenny Wormald takes on the role originated by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 toe-tapping musical, which centers on a teen who rebels against his conservative town’s no-dancing policies by cutting loose…Footloose. Below these posters seem to revel in the original’s campy tone with the font choices and graphic treatment, but the lush yet nostalgic color palette suggests a curious edge. Or maybe I’m projecting since this remake is directed by the gritty indie filmmaker Craig Brewer, who has previously helmed such racy endeavors as Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow. Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid co-star. View the sexified trailer here.
Now if you’re one of the fans who is already mourning the end of Harry Potter, you may take some solace that Daniel Radcliffe will return to theaters to be further menaced by dark forces this February with the gothic ghost story The Woman in Black. Here he plays a young lawyer who travels to a rural town rumored to be cursed by a vengeful spirit. View the creepy trailer here.
Source: Empire Online
And finally a truly odd array of actors pop up in Polish Bros’s latest comedy Stay Cool — though some are rendered unrecognizable on their poster. (Seriously, what’s happening with Jon Cryer’s head?) Screenwriter Mark Polish stars as an author who returns to his hometown to inspire his high school’s current seniors (including an overly amorous Hilary Duff), and reconnects with his high school crush (Winona Ryder). Chevy Chase, Jon Cryer and Sean Astin co-star. View the trailer below:
Source: The Playlist
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